PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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29 September 2018

With good mechanical lubricity and a high oil content, TRIM metalworking emulsion concentrates from Master Fluid Solutions are said to provide a greater boundary layer between the tool and the material.

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30 August 2018

Bob Wood, technical engineer at Total Lubricants, reports that almost a third (28%) of industrial equipment failure is a result of inadequate lubricant maintenance and incorrect lubrication, with the likely impact potentially running into millions of pounds for UK businesses.

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24 July 2018

Rotalube Systems reports that it has fitted the largest applicator ever manufactured to suit a 12in pitch chain on a ThyssenKrupp Circular Re-claimer.

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20 July 2018

SKF's new LRM2 lubrication remote monitor is compatible with oil or grease and designed for use with lubrication systems that cannot be checked daily due to the nature or position of the application.

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20 July 2018

Total showcased its high performance lubricants, coolants and added-value services to delegates at Hillhead 2018. 

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15 May 2018

Rotalube Systems reports that it has fitted the largest applicator ever manufactured, to suit a 12 inch pitch chain on a ThyssenKrupp Circular Re-claimer and has reduces oil consumption by 6000 to 7000 litres per year.

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18 April 2018

Klüber Lubrication has developed homogeneous lubricants using water as a functional constituent. This approach is said to offer benefits both in terms of lubricant performance and sustainability.

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29 March 2018

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will showcase their complete range of sealing solutions for fluid power applications at the Fluid Power & Systems exhibition in Birmingham.

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12 June 2018

The most popular Loctite and Teroson cleaners and lubricants from Henkel are now supplied with a dual spray head that allows the user to dispense the product as a spray or a stream.  At the flick of a finger, choose whichever precise and clean dispense method best suits the application.

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17 March 2018

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) Metalworking Fluid Product Stewardship Group (MWFPSG) has announced the availability of its Good Practice Guidance for Managing Metalworking Fluid (MWF). 

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20 March 2018

Available from R J Mellor, the WLubeMon monitors that the correct amount of lubricant is discharged in accordance with the system design and this is fundamental in establishing a reliable lubrication system. The grease meter is installed either at the bearing entry or as near the lubrication point as possible to provide the best operating conditions.

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20 March 2018

Metalube's latest food safe NSF-registered high performance chain oils are designed to increase overall equipment effectiveness due to higher thermal stability, reduced carbon and varnish deposits and optimised performance enhancing additives.

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29 November 2017

Manufacturing companies are underestimating the potential cost savings and equipment productivity gains from effective lubrication, according to a study by Shell Lubricants.

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28 September 2017

ExxonMobil has launched its ‘Energy Saving Guide for Injection Moulding Companies’, in partnership with research consultancy, Applied Market Information. Developed by industry expert, Dr Robin Kent, the free handbook contains practical guidance and insights to help plastics processors cut their energy consumption.

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07 September 2017

Floyd Automatic Tooling now offers the new VARIO-Jet automatic coolant nozzle from Hirt Line. Retro-fitted and freely programmable, the coolant nozzle features automatic data exchange via the tool offset of the machine.

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04 August 2017

A tissue manufacturer wanted to improve the performance and reliability of their converting area and in doing so turned to Rotalube Systems for assistance.

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12 July 2017

ExxonMobil has launched 'The Grease Experts', a video series for industrial operators who want clear and concise answers to technical grease questions. 

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31 March 2017

The new Klübersynth BHE 46-403 has been developed to meet the requirements of long-term lubrication of rolling bearings subject to high loads.

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13 March 2017

The LMC 301 lubrication system controller from SKF combines power and ease of use to give greater control over the performance of lubrication systems.

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05 October 2016

An aerospace subcontract manufacturer has purchased its sixth OMF1000 coolant mist filter from AirBench for use in its Airbus production facility. This forms part of a rolling programme of OMF installations; previous OMF units were supplied by ACS, and AirBench has continued the programme.

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FEATURES

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26 May 2017

Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing offers a golden opportunity for manufacturing to integrate seamless digital technology in effective production processes that should realise greater economies of production, realise improved efficiencies and keep UK industry as a world leader in innovation on the global market. David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association considers the role of lubrication in this new environment

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14 March 2017

ExxonMobil offers tips to help gas engine operators optimise engine performance by taking a best practice approach to lubrication and highlights the benefits a gas engine operator in Poland has seen since it started to analyse used oil on a regular basis

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16 March 2017

Effective lubrication is the backbone of equipment reliability. The trick is delivering that lubricant in the most efficient way for your application, as Phil Burge, country communication manager, SKF (U.K.), explains

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27 October 2016

Ceramika Końskie, a Polish ceramic tile manufacturer, has experienced a 17% improvement in tile press productivity following a switch from a conventional mineral oil to Mobil SHC 525, a high performance synthetic hydraulic oil

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23 September 2015

If 80% of all hydraulic failures on machinery can be traced back to contaminated oil, why do maintenance engineers place their faith in component monitoring? Chris Gray, filtration product manager at Bosch Rexroth explains why oil sampling is the key to greater machine uptime

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03 September 2014

While 'fit and forget' auto lubricators are often seen as a time-saving essential, truly 'forgetting' an autolube can result in costly downtime, as Mark Needham, Technical Manager, AVT Reliability, explains

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02 April 2014

A key challenge for manufacturers today is implementation of an effective lubrication management process - including the specification of an appropriate lubricant for the job. Mark Needham of AV Technology (AVT), examines the synthetic options available and the applications which can benefit from switching to synthetic lubricants.

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10 March 2014

The performance of pulp and paper mills can be enhanced through advanced grease lubrication, explains Umut Urkun, industrial marketing advisor, EAME, at ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties

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17 December 2013

An electric motor is a key piece of equipment in modern manufacturing processes and, with businesses under pressure to reduce costs and increase productivity, the emphasis on care and maintenance of such equipment is rising. Part of that maintenance involves choosing the right grease, explains Umut Urkun, industrial marketing advisor – EAME – ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties

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03 September 2013

Recent developments in metalworking fluid technology are delivering increased quality and productivity for machining operations in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Mick Doxford, UK sales manager at Q8Oil explains

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SPONSORED CONTENT

17 April 2013

The most recent lubricant developments contribute to economical and successful plant and machine operation. Be it the lip of a tool, rolling or plain bearings, compressors or gears: taking a close look at lubrication and the potential of speciality lubricants always pays off.

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17 April 2013

The production, storage and filling of beer in large quantities requires huge amounts of energy, presenting enormous potential for energy savings in operating refrigeration compressors, air compressors and gears using state-of-the-art speciality lubricants.

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17 April 2013

A new multifunctional long-life food grade grease from Kluber Lubrication is solving the performance issues in long-line central lubrication systems.

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17 April 2013

Salt water, crashing waves, the ship's decks permanently drenched – conditions at the high seas can be rough. The bearings of cranes, winches and sheaves, and also ropes and open drives must be relubricated with care on a regular basis to ensure reliable operation.

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17 April 2013

Klüber Lubrication presents its comprehensive range of high-performance speciality lubricants for the railway industry under the motto "Speciality lubricants from Klüber Lubrication - making a point of being on time!"

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